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Anti-communist guerrilla who became Afghan president dies

AP  |  Kabul 

Sibghatullah Mujadidi, who was Afghanistan's first following the withdrawal of invading Soviet troops from and the collapse in 1992 of Kabul's pro-communist government, has died. He was 93.

His former says Mujadidi died overnight Tuesday in the Afghan capital.

During the 10-year invasion by the former that ended in 1989, Mujadedi led perhaps the smallest and most moderate of the guerrilla groups, backed by the Its members included former

Following the collapse of the communist government, Mujadidi served for two months as Afghanistan's His successor Burhanuddin Rabbani was to serve for four months, but stayed for four years overseeing a brutal war between rival mujahedeen groups that ended with the taking power in 1996.

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 10:35 IST